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So we were going over some video from last year and one of our drives remembered an odd crash that happened in front of him.  We found the incident.  It is in this video, about 30 seconds, first at real speed and then at 1/2 speed.

 

White Miata (looks like 968) appears to rear end the black Miata (cannot make out the number) which then spins, perhaps hitting the inside wall, as the black car's front end comes around, it punts the white Miata into the air, which is narrowly missed by Flying Tigers Racing driver Andy Maiers, who was hard on the binders, and then slams down to the pavement before spinning into the outside wall.   I hope nobody was hurt in this incident, because every time I look at it I get a good laugh.

 

 

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What was the driver of the white Miata thinking?!

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1 hour ago, Jer said:

What was the driver of the white Miata thinking?!

"I have him cleared"?

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Upon closer examination, the white car is trying to dive inside the black car, which is 412.  When the black car, which was either driving his line, or preparing to pit turns in to the apex, the white car gets his nose clipped, which sets of the spin and punt.

 

Not sure if this was discussed and aired out last fall after the race.  it would be interesting to hear the story, and find out how damaged the white Miata was.

 

By the way, this was right after a long yellow, the track had literally gone green seconds before this incident, so one driver may have been tentative about his grip, another may have been seeing the red mist, who knows?

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Really sloppy driving by the driver of the white Miata. He's 100% at fault based on the video. 

And OP...just curious...you have a track map taped to the dash? :huh:

S. 

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I never turn down a relevant place to post this. You Miata guys should just buy Cessnas if you like flying so much.

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1 hour ago, LAMR2 said:

I never turn down a relevant place to post this. You Miata guys should just buy Cessnas if you like flying so much.

 

I suggested Chump Air Racing to The Old Boss once.

 

Once.... :)

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1 hour ago, LAMR2 said:

I never turn down a relevant place to post this. You Miata guys should just buy Cessnas if you like flying so much.

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We raced the remainder of that chumpionship race with 2" of RF toe out!  This happened about 30 min into the race...

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2 hours ago, LAMR2 said:

I never turn down a relevant place to post this. You Miata guys should just buy Cessnas if you like flying so much.

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Miatas are cheaper than Cessnas

 

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3 hours ago, LAMR2 said:

I never turn down a relevant place to post this. You Miata guys should just buy Cessnas if you like flying so much.

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Miatas: the little yappy ankle-biters of road racing  :lol:

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1 hour ago, LAMR2 said:

 

Hourly cost on a 152 is cheaper, though.

 

But I can't pay $50 and get a license :(

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22 hours ago, Snake said:

 

But I can't pay $50 and get a license :(

Not so fast -- with the upcoming Part 23 rules rewrite, and the dialing-back on requirements for a 3rd-class medical; plus the plethora of Light Sport Aviation acft. out there.... :)

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